1752 Vaugondy Map of Languedoc Region of France
1752 Vaugondy Map of Languedoc Region of France

1752 Vaugondy Map of Languedoc Region of France. WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS – NOT REPRODUCTIONS. Title: Gouvernement General du Languedoc divise par Dioceses, avec les pays voisins de la Catalogne, qui comprennent les Gouvernemens Generaux de Foix et de Rousillon. Description: This is a beautiful 1752 map of the Languedoc region of France by Robert de Vaugondy. It covers the southeastern portions of France including the whole or parts of the departments of Pyrenees-Orientales, Herault, Tarn, Tarn-et-Garonne, Aveyron, Lozere, Gard, Bouches-du-Rhone, Ardeche, Haute-Loire, Cantal, Aude, Ariege and Haute-Garonne. The map extends from Urgel in Spain north to Brioude and from Lombez east as far as Martigues and the Mediterranean Sea. The map renders the entire region in extraordinary detail offering both topographical and political information with forests and mountains beautifully rendered in profile. The Languedoc wine-growing region area is home to a wide variety of vineyards and is the oldest and largest in France. The department of Aude is famous for its wide variety of vineyards and wine production. In the east are the wines of Corbieres and la Clape, in the center are Minervois and Cotes de Malpeyre, and in the south, blanquette de Limoux. A wide variety of wines come out of the Pyrenees-Orientales region, including the famous Muscat wine. This wine can be tasted as an aperitif or with dessert. It pairs especially well with Roquefort cheeses. The red wines produced in the Herault region are meaty, tannic wines with a deep red color. The area is also known for its production of Pelardon cheese, made from goat’s milk, and Perail, a ewe’s milk cheese. Tarn produces a variety of traditional wines, including Cahors, Mauzac, Loin de lâÃôOeil and Ondenc for the white varieties and Braucol, Duras and Prunelart for the reds, while Tarn-et-Garonne, produces a number of quality wines, such as AOC Fronton, Cotes de Brulhois, and the Vins de Pays des Coteaux et Terrasses de Montauban. Tarn-et-Garonne is also home to the area of Coteaux du Quercy, which has a reputation for producing supple and full-bodied wines. The city of Moissac is known for its fine desert grapes. This region is also a historic stopping point on the Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella. The remote mountainous part of Languedoc is rural, sparsely populated, and extremely beautiful. Lozere is famous for its cheese production. Their Roquefort,’Bleu des Causses’, and Tomme de Lozere varieties, for instance, are world-renowned. Aveyron, centered on Rodez, is famous for its production of Roquefort, a flavorful ewe’s milk blue cheese. This region is also known for the legendary Bete du Gevaudan, a terrible man-wolf who terrorizes the countryside. The map includes a beautifully engraved title cartouche in the top left quadrant. This map was drawn by Robert de Vaugondy in 1752 and published in the 1757 issue of his Atlas Universal. Size: Printed area measures 20 inches high by 20 inches wide. Minor wear and creasing along original centerfold. Some spotting and offsetting with water stains near borders. 1 – 10 days. If your address is a P. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not. Other Services Conservation Framing: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper. We do not offer this service. Antique Map Restoration: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. The item “1752 Vaugondy Map of Languedoc Region of France” is in sale since Thursday, August 22, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “geographicusmaps” and is located in Brooklyn, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Year: 1752
  • Country/Region: France
Tags: , , ,
If you like this post and would like to receive updates from this blog, please subscribe our feed. Subscribe via RSS

Comments are closed.